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Golden Circle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour from Reykjavik
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Golden Circle of Iceland - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik
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Ideal for short-stay visitors, this scenic driving route through southwestern Iceland features excellent scenery and major sites.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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"national park"
in 342 reviews
"golden circle"
in 654 reviews
"gullfoss waterfall"
in 197 reviews
"day trip"
in 172 reviews
"reykjavik excursions"
in 135 reviews
"tectonic plates"
in 187 reviews
"own pace"
in 65 reviews
"rented a car"
in 92 reviews
"full day tour"
in 39 reviews
"gray line"
in 55 reviews
"first stop"
in 91 reviews
"main attractions"
in 43 reviews
"excellent tour"
in 36 reviews
"great trip"
in 56 reviews
"self drive"
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"tour company"
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"tomato farm"
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Phenomenal landscapes! Excellent tour guide! When we went there was snowfall which made for great pictures. Thingvellir was incredible, icy blue water and rugged landscape.

Thank Ross H
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

The scenery in Iceland is stark and breathtaking. At the geysir, it was very windy and the cold is numbing when the wind is blowing. However, it was so beautiful and well worth the drive. The buildings in the valley between the two tectonic plates...More

Thank JoanneSocal
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

The Golden Circle Route was great. The landscape was amazing, it snowed so it was very dramatic, but each of the popular sites were quite far away from each other, so there was plenty of time spent on the coach. I visited in November, so...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

A very good comprehensive introductory tour covering geysirs, waterfalls, area where the tectonic plates meet, and wild scenery. The tour lasts 8.5 hours and going at the beginning of November was fine, but going at any time where there is less daylight, some of the...More

1  Thank travelenjoyment
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

This is the usual touring route of southern Iceland. We went further by going off-road to the glacier and hiking in more remote canyons, but seeing Gullfoss, Geysir, and the Althing and driving around the area was sort of like visiting Hawaii (volcanoes), Alaska (glaciers),...More

Thank hma22
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

every stop was interesting.site of 1st parliament which is also the meeting point of 2 tetronic plates,geysers which were ok but fabulous restaurant opposite and Gullfoss waterfall which was amazing.Best thing though was the tour company,GTI,which specialises in small group tours in a minibus with...More

Thank motabu6950
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Really good trip to get to see Iceland and experience their points of interest. We saw geysurs, waterfalls and the tectonic plates. Plenty of time for taking photos and enjoying the landscapes.

Thank CSHLichfield
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Iceland Horizons is a family owned tour company. Tina was our guide and had good information, especially about the area through which we were traveling. We had a beautiful day for our tour and the views were absolutely wonderful. I was very pleased with how...More

3  Thank kahtrav
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

an easy way to experience Iceland if you have only a short time. wrap up well if you are going in winter.

Thank hezz40
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We have about an inch or so of snow and coupled to some drifting the offroad journey was thrilling. Must have seen at least 8 main sites with just stunning scenery made all the better with the light snow.

1  Thank Malcolm G
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Sarah902102014
April 25, 2018|
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Response from PassportPornStar | Reviewed this property |
We had a rental car and would say the drive is 2 hours and 30 minutes because it all depends on how the persons ahead of your on the road is driving pace wise. Once you see he geyser on left and the falls about 8 minutes... More
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tviere
April 15, 2018|
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I didnt book a tour i had a rental car and drove the circle for free on my own time and same with going to the blue lagoon. No extra fees and go as you please
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254irene
December 28, 2017|
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Response from BarbieMegaTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Ordinary trainers means you'll be slipping around with no traction. Perhaps you don't plan to walk around much at the various destinations on the Goldern Circle route and if this is the case, then trainers will be fine. If... More
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